Grant Wood : American Gothic and Other Fables
This comprehensive study of Grant Wood (1891-1942), which accompanies an exhibition at the Whitney, is packed with extensive new scholarship and provides fresh insight into the career of one of the key figures of 20th-century American art.
Generously illustrated, Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables includes several works published here for the first time, as well as new photography of other paintings. The essays in the volume contextualize Wood's work within a much larger art-historical framework than has previously been considered; renowned scholars address topics such as the artist's literary influences, the role of gender identity in his paintings, and the parallels between Wood's work and the contemporaneous European movements of Surrealism, Neue Sachlichkeit, Precisionism, Art Deco design, and the Arts and Crafts movement. Through a careful reconsideration of Wood's career, creative process, technique, iconography, and critical reception, this book reveals for the first time the deep significance and cosmopolitan breadth of Wood's artistic vision.
- Author: Barbara Haskell, curator at the Whitney Museum of Art
- Hardcover: 272 pages | 180 colour illustrations and 30 black and white illustrations
- Date published: March 2018
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0300232844
- Product Dimensions: 32.0 x 24.6 cm